Just yesterday, T.D. Jakes’ pick up of the film rights to the book, “Where A Man Stands: Two Different Worlds, An Impossible Situation, and the Unexpected Friendship that Changed Everything,” was announced; today, brings word that the producer will reunite with his “Heaven is for Real” producing partners – DeVon Franklin and Joe Roth – for another faith-based project, titled “Miracles From Heaven,” which is an adaptation of the upcoming book by Christy Beam titled “Three Miracles From Heaven: A Sick Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and the Lives Forever Changed.”
Long book titles there, in both cases…
Courtesy of Amazon.com, here’s the book’s synopsis: “In a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter, how she survived a dangerous accident, her visit to Heaven and the remarkable disappearance of the symptoms of her chronic disease. Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable digestive disorder that promised to leave her forever living on feeding tubes and with colostomy bags. One sunny day when she was able to go outside and play with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst inside an old, hollowed-out tree, a fall that may well have caused death or paralysis. Implausibly, she survived without a scratch; this was the first miracle. While unconscious inside the tree, rescue workers struggling to get to her, she visited heaven; this was the second miracle. After being released from the hospital, she defied science and was inexplicably cured of her chronic ailment: this was the third miracle.”
This news of this new project also comes after Franklin’s recent announcement of a first-look deal with Sony, where he was executive, via his newly-minted production company. “Miracles From Heaven” is also set up at Sony.
Randy Brown will script the adaptation, while Jakes, Franklin and Roth will produce.
The trio hope to replicate the success of their previous effort, “Heaven Is for Real,” which was released earlier this year, and grossed an impressive $91.4 million domestically (over $100 million worldwide) on a budget of just $12 million.